Red Wine Braised Center-Cut Beef Shanks

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by Potagekempcc

Center-Cut Beef Shanks braised in Merlot Wine, fine fresh herbs and serve over Egg Noodles.


I had two beef shanks that I had to get out of the freezer and use so I found your recipe and I had all of the ingredients except the juniper berries. I cut the recipe in half and in place of the juniper berries I added some gin Ha! It was fantastic!Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, it has gone into my Favorites cookbook to do again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a braising pan heat 3-tablespoons olive oil, onions, carrots and saute until tender. Add garlic and saute for a minute.
  2. In a bowl add olive oil, sea salt, black pepper and wisk. Toss beef shanks one at a time in oil.
  3. Place 2 beef-shanks in braising pan and sear on both sides, remove from pan and set aside. Sear remaining beef shanks and place all beef- shanks into the pan.
  4. Add 1/2 cup Merlot wine and reduce wine by one-half.
  5. Add beef stock, tomatoes, tomato paste, bring to a full boil and reduce to simmer.
  6. Place fresh herbs, juniper berries, peppercorns in cheesecloth, tie with string and place in pan. Place a tight fitting lid over pan and braise 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until beef is tender.
  7. Remove beef-shanks and hold warm. Strain beef stock and cook egg noodles in beef stock until tender.
  8. Divide noodles into warm bowls and place 1 Center-Cut Beef Shank on top. Add beef broth and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
  9. Chef's Note: Use a good quality Repertoire Wine2006 2006; Harmony Cellars, Paso Robles, Calif.

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